Want to learn all about your 2020 Corvette's awesome new features? You're in luck.
Any time you buy a new car, it's a good idea to arm yourself with as much information as possible about its quirks, features, and maintenance needs so you can get the most out of it off rip. That's true of your basic commuter car, but it's especially true for the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette - a unique, high-performance sports car with loads of new features that, for the first time ever, features a rear-mid-engine layout.
Considering our current climate, your options for in-person training on the drastically new sports car may be limited. But fortunately, Chevrolet has an answer for that.
This week, Chevrolet uploaded 23 brand new Corvette Academy informational videos for C8 owners, covering everything from vehicle break-in to routine maintenance, from racetrack preparation and selectable drive modes to memory settings.
The 2020 Corvette's recommended break-in procedure is especially important - so important, in fact, that GM went to the trouble of lowering the displayed redline and limiting engine torque for the first 500 miles of use, lest anything in the powertrain "bed-in" incorrectly. The Corvette Academy isn't the same as a hands-on classroom and racetrack instruction experience, but it's the next-best thing - assuming you want to get the most out of your new toy.
The new informational videos arrive not a moment too soon, as a handful of 2020 Chevrolet Corvette customers have already received their cars from GM's Bowling Green Assembly Plant in Kentucky. That plant still has yet to resume production of the all-new mid-engine sports car, although the latest intel suggests production could restart toward the end of May.
Even still, a large number of Corvette orders have been delayed, and many are slated to be rolled over into the 2021 model year. That's sad news for everyone, but at the very least, when the orders are eventually filled, those customers ought to be well-versed in how to get the most out of their cars.